Gold Tone ML-1 'Missing Link' Baritone Banjo

Gold Tone Missing Link1
  • £1,376.99
  • RRP £1,529.99
  • Save £153.00

Inspired by John Hartford’s love for low-tuned banjos, Béla Fleck conceived the Missing Link Baritone Banjo. Tuned to open C (fifth lower than open G). Supplied in a Deluxe Hard shell Case
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Description

Béla’s previous experience with the Gold Tone cello banjo brought him to Wayne Rogers. The two collaborated in the design and, after many months of experimentation and various challenges, the ML-1 was created


To produce the lower tone with a traditional sound in the lower register, Gold Tone use a 12-inch, 3-ply Maple Rim with a bronze tone ring.


After testing a variety of neck and bridge options, Béla signed off on the Compound Radius (5”-9”) Ebony Fingerboard attached to a Hard Rock Canadian Maple neck and a Cathedral-like radius bridge standing 7/8” over the signature black Remo head.


Jumbo frets, the exclusive “Terminator” tailpiece and the Gold Tone patented Zer0 Glide system complete the perfect formula for the throaty ML-1. Béla’s nouveau inlay design courses the length of the fingerboard and finishes on the C-Cut headstock.

Black Binding, Black Tuner Buttons and the Black Head create a bold, autonomous look. 

Tuned to cGCEG ( fifth lower than open G)

Neck

  • Neck : Maple
  • Fingerboard : Compound Radius - Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay - Noveau style
  • Fingerboard Inlay - Noveau
  • Neck Binding - Black ABS plastic
  • Nut - Zero glide/bone
  • Tuners - Master planetry tuners

Pot

  • 3 Ply Canadian Maple
  • Resonator - 14" Mahogany
  • Bridge - Maple w/ Ebony Cap; Radius-3/4"
  • Body Binding - Black ABS plastic
  • Finish - Vintage Mahogany Gloss

 

Supplied in a Gold Tone Deluxe TKL branded hard shell case

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

Reviews

1 reviews for Gold Tone ML-1 'Missing Link' Baritone Banjo

Peter Hemsworth

by on 2016-06-20

The banjo is superb. I play at home and have performing experience. I play ragtime on the 5 string, and these pieces take on a different cast when played on the baritone banjo.

The instrument appears to be very well made, is beautifully decorated and plays extremely well - and it's signed by Bela Fleck!

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews

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